salmon

Different props can make a difference

When you purchase a boat or an outboard motor, you of course get a propeller in order to provide power to move that critter. What you get, however, may not meet expectations of pow ...

How young can you be to lawfully hunt?

This is not a trick question. Like my dad with me whenever he went hunting, I was chomping at the bit to go along. I flat out couldn't wait to put a pheasant on the table, to g ...

Online checks at DFW can yield great results for deer hunting

Have you learned your deer tags weren’t drawn for your favored zone? Now what do you do? Not hunt? What kind of research do you have to do to obtain a deer tag for another zo ...

Selecting the right shotgun for hunting

Sunday, Sept. 1, marks the opening day of dove hunting season, providing most gunners a two-day shoot without taking a vacation day, as Monday is a holiday. If you haven’t b ...

Hearing loss not restricted to the older generation

Many people think hearing loss is age-related, but various stages of hearing loss are being seen by those much younger for several reasons. I, for example, have considerable heari ...

Survey shows waterfowl population down considerably in California

Some waterfowl, in large flocks, wing their way to the far north. They head for the pothole prairie regions of Canada and some even further north to Alaska. But many of these same ...

Lightning is the greatest danger to anglers

The National Weather Service falls under the purview of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and recently issued a finding that fishermen and boaters are the most &l ...

Two rods can sometimes be used without having a two-rod stamp

Many California anglers eagerly pay $14.04 for a second-rod attachment to their fishing license, which allows them to use two rods at any inland lake or reservoir. However, there ...

Non-native lice are leaving many deer hairless

Hunters often will have a deer tanned with its lustrous coat of hair on. But there are now bald deer. No hair or, at best, just a scruffy, patchy fur coat. The condition isn&rsquo ...

Law varies on maximum number of rounds allowed in your rifle

While manufacturers make and retail stores sell shotguns that may hold numerous shells, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife states shotguns can’t contain more than ...

AB 711 would ban lead ammunition for hunting

It may not seem like it, but it’s been more than a generation now that lead shot was banned for all waterfowl hunting and replaced with materials such as steel. In regions w ...

Building your own crab pot is easily doable

Many anglers simply pay for a ride on a party boat out of ports up and down the coast, and many of those boats offer multiple fishing opportunities on the same ride. One of the mo ...

Time to get the boat ready for spring use

Most boats have done nothing but sit on the trailer all winter — some in garages or driveways, some covered and others open to nature’s elements. Some users religiousl ...

International Sportsmen’s Exposition at Cal Expo is a welcomed winter relief

It’s wintertime. With almost no hunting and limited fishing, outdoors-oriented men and women stay indoors. Our eyes can see fish jumping and a monster buck walking by in scop ...

There’s more than one way to crab, and season is open

California is home to a variety of crab. The two primary species are red rock and Dungeness. The always-awaited season for Dungeness crab, the largest of all species off the coast ...